Avengers Vs. X-Men #8

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 18, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 6
7.3Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Last stand in Wakanda as an out-of-control Namor invades this sovereign nation in pursuit of the Avengers! And a shocking truth stands revealed that may cause fractures in the X-Men's alliance!

  • 10
    16BitMonster - Hamilton Ortiz Dec 2, 2012

    Great drawn action scenes in this issue. Not the best by far but they are very well drawn. Story, art, and pacing are all done right. Overall, a great balance. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jul 18, 2012

    This issue was fantastic. This has been a great event so far and it doesn't seem like we are going to slow down. This just feels worthy of being called an event. Marvel's definitely getting this right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Jul 21, 2012

    So, in closing, yes I enjoyed Uncanny X-Men # 16 more so than AVX # 8 this week. AVX was good but it was starting to drag on while Uncanny provided more characterization for the Phoenix Five. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 19, 2012

    With the tie-in stories focusing on individual battles, skirmishes beyond the main team-on-team fights and repercussions of those battles, this series really feels like it has finally figured out what it wants to be. Unfortunately, like "Fear Itself" before, it just doesn't quite feel as large as its pitch. Nothing's missing; it's just that for a conflict that threatens the very fabric of the universe, there should be more parties invested in the outcome. Adding Wakanda, K'un-Lun and attacking hordes from Atlantis is a nice start, but "Avengers Vs. X-Men" needs more. The stakes are getting higher, so there's no time like the present for more parties to be interested. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 19, 2012

    A bit old-fashioned, but good clean fun. Nothing wrong with that. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jul 23, 2012

    Especially, with Spider-Man being the sole character on the cover of the next issue. It has a last man standing kind of feel and if that is the case, how can Spidey do it alone? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 19, 2012

    It's not a terrifically smart read, nor is it one that'll take you a lot of time to get through, but it's boatloads of fun and, in the end, isn't that be what reading big Marvel event comics all about? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 20, 2012

    Art duties are handled by Adam Kubert in this issue and at points the art rivals Coipel's, and at other times appears unsteady. Kubert is a seasoned veteran, there is no doubting his artistic chops, but a couple of very large awkward panels through me a little. Had this issue followed JRJRs work, I would be singing its praises left, right, and center. With Coipel coming before Kubert the bar was raised a little higher than Kubert met with this issue, though I do look forward to seeing more. His layouts are fantastic, this issue flows brilliantly, and the all out brawl with Namor and virtually every Avenger was a fantastic set of pages to behold. In the end, the art is very solid in this issue and there are moments, as with all Kubert books, that are flat out fantastic. I'm hoping the next Kubert issue continues the strong finish in the final pages of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 18, 2012

    Avengers Vs. X-Men #8 is a welcome directional shift to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jul 19, 2012

    It feels as if we're beginning to see theunravelingof the Phoenix empowered X-Men, as well. Namor's outburst may have proven they're not completely in control of the power they wield. Either way, it looks as if the Avengers are pulling out all the stops. The series is definitely building towards something big. I can only imagine what the conclusion will be like. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 25, 2012

    This is how detailed and epic an event book should be. You have a solid script, great art and a compelling enough narrative that keeps all of our heroes in a perpetual state of conflict. If you're a Marvel fan this latest issue of AVX is easy to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 18, 2012

    In the end, though AvX hit its current peak at the beginning of Act 2, the event is still in a better state than it was in its early months. Issue #8 offers an exciting and action-packed battle. It simply doesn't propel the conflict forward in the way a concluding chapter should. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 22, 2012

    The stakes have been raised, and allegiances are starting to crumble, and Bendis knows this. A small victory is also a major setback, and we finally get a sense that this is going somewhere. Kubert's art is unsurprisingly epic, making this a visual treat at the very least. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Jul 19, 2012

    There are only 4 issues left and they should progress in the story, if they want to end this series properly, to give way for their major post-AVX plans. It was an enjoyable read. Can't wait for the last 4 issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Jul 19, 2012

    Now that might just be me wanting to go back to the good old days of X-Men more than considering all of the other elements this story has to resolve but at least AvX finally has me thinking about what this event could change after the dust settles. In a way, AvX feels like it might actually end up being a little bit important after this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jul 19, 2012

    I had mixed feelings about this issue. I liked the stuff with Namor fighting everyone, how much it took to take him down and the stuff with Cyclops and Prof X, but the ending seemed weird. It wasn't really a cliffhanger as much as a very abrupt ending... I am wondering how Namor will feel now that he's lost his Phoenix Powers, as well as what the Avengers can hope to do against the even stronger Phoenix Four. And I gotta know what's Prof. X has under his sleeves as well... Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 25, 2012

    Avengers vs. X-Men #8 continues the strong developments we have gotten from Act 2 of Marvel's big event. While things may have started slow things have really picked up steam as the X-Men continue to get stronger and the Avengers lose more hope. The ending does a great job having the Avengers hit their lowest point as now they are the ones to face the adversity that the X-Men have long known. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 18, 2012

    Who wants to see Namor unleash his Phoenix powers against the Avengers? The fighting is starting to feel more intense as it's past time to take off the kid gloves. We had a turning point when members of the X-Men got a portion of the Phoenix Force. They appeared to be doing good things but Namor's actions could be seen as yet another turning point. We know all this is going to explode but unfortunately that gives the story a feeling of sitting around waiting for it to happen. Adam Kubert's art is great. He has plenty of characters and action to draw. But the art can't carry the entire issue. We know something is coming. There are some developments here. We'll have to wait to see what happens next.It's time for the Avengers to start fighting back. I have a feeling that final fight is going to be something. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 18, 2012

    Lots of shouting, lots of punching, but not a lot of specificity with Marvel's nuanced characters " that's pretty much Avengers vs. X-Men in a nutshell right now, down to the final boss(es) getting more powerful as the "heroes" press on. The X-Men are definitely coming off as the Redheaded Stepchildren of the Atom here, with no moral equivalency in sight, but if you're a diehard Kubert or Avengers fan, well, at least you've got a pretty fight to look at. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 18, 2012

    Avengers Vs. X-Men #8 is a good comic with some flaws, not quite up to the best of this series, but still above average in terms of reading enjoyment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 19, 2012

    This is why I don't get this comic anymore. They clearly want to paint the X-Men as bad guys and the Avengers as heroes, but it's being forced on us. Marvel controls this story. They are writing it. They planned it out. So why the hell are they being so weak-willed when it comes to the heroes and the villains? Why are the X-Men evil if all they're doing is making the world a better place? Why are the Avengers the good guys when they're only concerned with proving themselves right, where their only plan is to basically murder the PhoeniX-Men? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 21, 2012

    This issue may be the one I have enjoyed the most in the main series. The whole premise of the event has many flaws, in terms of story and continuity, but when an issue hits that is mostly just fun I find entertainment value. This issue is one of the fun ones. I think picking this one up is a good idea. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 18, 2012

    Just when the series was picking up, it pulls this s**t. Now watching Namor destroy a country is thrilling, but truth be told, I’m getting a little tired of this series. Written by Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction & Jonathan Hickman. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno Jul 24, 2012

    This issue is a filler issue and not worth picking up. There is not enough story progression for this issue to be worth four dollars. I say do not pick this issue up! Read Full Review

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